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- Claire Boyle, 34, held two-year-old in a wooden bed with a frame on it
- Another four-year-old boy escaped from the ground through a crack in the window.
- They found him in a street in Ayrshire with numerous bruises and took him to hospital.
- Boyle and his partner Timothy Johnstone were found guilty of negligence on Wednesday
A couple were found guilty of neglect today after a four-year-old boy escaped from a horror house was so injured doctors believed he had leukemia, resulting in prompted the police to find a second child in a makeshift cage.
Claire Boyle, 34, and Timothy Johnston, 57, from East Ayrshire, kept the two-year-old on a wooden cot to prevent him from escaping. Officers found him scared and in a full diaper.
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The four-year-old had escaped from the ground through a six-inch crack in the window and fell five feet to the ground.
Doctors initially believed the older boy was suffering from a hemorrhagic disease or blood cancer due to his numerous bruises after he was discovered in his pajamas on the street and taken to hospital in October 2018.
During the trial
It emerged that Boyle attempted to sell a 10-month-old baby boy for £ 1million to horrified passers-by on Ayr High Street in 2014.
Boyle and Johnstone, 57, were found guilty today of neglecting the two-year-old, while Boyle was convicted of the same crime involving the older boy. Boyle faces prison after his third professional misconduct conviction.
Police have opened an investigation into a public report that said the four-year-old was found on the street.
The two-year-old was spotted in the adapted crib by police who then visited the property, reports the Daily Record.
Dr Christine Findlay, a consultant pediatrician for the NHS, told the court the older boy had “bruises on his fingertips” and dried blood around his ears.
He added that the boy was severely bruised, which made doctors wonder if he had a blood disorder like hemophilia or leukemia.
The four-year-old also appeared to be very hungry, eating two sandwiches with ground beef and potatoes, three more sandwiches and an apple while in hospital.
As for the two-year-old, police officer Adam Peppard told court he had found him “angry” at his “full and saggy diaper.”
He said, “[The baby] was in the makeshift cradle; The bottom of the cradle had been removed and tied at the top to prevent the baby from coming out. ‘
Dr Findlay also said the older child had ‘scabs of blood’ around his ears, suggesting a ‘punch in the ear’, adding: ‘This is a baby with many signs of injury”.
An official described how Boyle said the cage was for the safety of the youngest child.
She said it was her fault because she could open the window and get out, and told her to put things in front of the window and put the frame on the cradle.
A court heard in 2015 that Boyle attempted to sell a child for £ 1million, for £ 2,000, outside a bank in Ayr High Street.
It is said that she screamed and shook the boy before leaving him alone in a stroller.
Boyle and Johnstone were convicted of neglecting the older boy by Sheriff Higgins, and Boyle was also found guilty of neglecting the two-year-old.
Ed Sheeran, the prosecutor, had previously withdrawn the charges that the couple assaulted the four-year-old.
Asked by reporters outside the court about his previous beliefs, he replied, “Shut up. Fuck you.”